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Tuneup Utilities 2012 how do I uninstall this?

#1 User is offline   billiebong 

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

I have Windows 7, SP1, 64 bit. I installed this program 3 weeks ago and now I can't get rid of it. There is no uninstall option with it. It will not uninstall under add/remove programs. I can't disable it in task manager. I've tried safe mode with no luck. Can anyone help me get rid of this program. Thanks.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Try revo uninstaller.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

I did try Revo and it wouldn't work either.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:42 AM

View Postbilliebong, on 20 April 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

I did try Revo and it wouldn't work either.

Manually remove the unwanted files in question.
Reboot. (this should ensure that the Registry entries for TU2012 are orphaned)
Run the free CCleaner Registry cleaning function. CCleaner can be found here,,, http://www.piriform....leaner/download .
Remove the orphaned TU2012 Registry entries.
Reboot.
Now your PC should be free of TU 2012.

Good Luck.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:10 AM

View PostElfBane, on 21 April 2012 - 05:42 AM, said:

View Postbilliebong, on 20 April 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

I did try Revo and it wouldn't work either.

Manually remove the unwanted files in question.
Reboot. (this should ensure that the Registry entries for TU2012 are orphaned)
Run the free CCleaner Registry cleaning function. CCleaner can be found here,,, http://www.piriform....leaner/download .
Remove the orphaned TU2012 Registry entries.
Reboot.
Now your PC should be free of TU 2012.

Good Luck.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

View PostElfBane, on 21 April 2012 - 05:42 AM, said:

View Postbilliebong, on 20 April 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

I did try Revo and it wouldn't work either.

Manually remove the unwanted files in question.
Reboot. (this should ensure that the Registry entries for TU2012 are orphaned)
Run the free CCleaner Registry cleaning function. CCleaner can be found here,,, http://www.piriform....leaner/download .
Remove the orphaned TU2012 Registry entries.
Reboot.
Now your PC should be free of TU 2012.

Good Luck.


Thanks for your help. Can you tell me what the 'unwanted files in question' are?
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

Hi Billie :

I have spent at least 30 minutes on the Google site
researching this "program" ; I could find no easy way
of getting rid of it . There are counterfeit versions of
this program, so my 1st Question is SPECIFICALLY from
WHERE did you download it !? Assuming you got one of the
legitimate versions from Germany or Miami, Florida, did
you get the FREE, 15-day "Trial" or did you PAY for it ?
My Research indicate there MAY be "Specialized"
"Uninstaller(s)" for this program, but I do not know how
credible they are !? On the Customer Support "section" of
the Florida company, I found a phone number available at
312-962-9996 ( no toll-free number ) and there is a
"Contact Form" available at http://www.tune-up.c...form/technical/
that may provide uninstallation "Instructions" !?

Edit : Sometimes the Option to get rid of a
program is listed in the "All Programs" section of a computer rather than the "Add/
Remove Programs" section; have you looked
there ?

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

View PostSpiritWind, on 21 April 2012 - 04:51 PM, said:

Hi Billie :

I have spent at least 30 minutes on the Google site
researching this "program" ; I could find no easy way
of getting rid of it . There are counterfeit versions of
this program, so my 1st Question is SPECIFICALLY from
WHERE did you download it !? Assuming you got one of the
legitimate versions from Germany or Miami, Florida, did
you get the FREE, 15-day "Trial" or did you PAY for it ?
My Research indicate there MAY be "Specialized"
"Uninstaller(s)" for this program, but I do not know how
credible they are !? On the Customer Support "section" of
the Florida company, I found a phone number available at
312-962-9996 ( no toll-free number ) and there is a
"Contact Form" available at http://www.tune-up.c...form/technical/
that may provide uninstallation "Instructions" !?


Thanks for your help. I downloaded it from their website and I did pay for it. I have tried contacting their technical support but I don't have much faith in them as then seem totally useless. I too spent several hours on google trying to find a way to get rid of this.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:14 AM

View Postbilliebong, on 21 April 2012 - 08:13 AM, said:

View PostElfBane, on 21 April 2012 - 05:42 AM, said:

View Postbilliebong, on 20 April 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

I did try Revo and it wouldn't work either.

Manually remove the unwanted files in question.
Reboot. (this should ensure that the Registry entries for TU2012 are orphaned)
Run the free CCleaner Registry cleaning function. CCleaner can be found here,,, http://www.piriform....leaner/download .
Remove the orphaned TU2012 Registry entries.
Reboot.
Now your PC should be free of TU 2012.

Good Luck.


Thanks for your help. Can you tell me what the 'unwanted files in question' are?

There should be a folder on your PC by the name of "TU2012" or some such. Manually remove it.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions. For anyone else having this problem I finally resolved it this way.
Visit Microsoft Fix it:
http://support.micro...com/fixit/en-us

Select 1. Windows - 2. Install or upgrade software or hardware > Install or
remove programs 3. Click Run Now - Fix problems with programs that can't be
installed or uninstalled. I imagine this would work for a number of things.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:25 AM

View Postbilliebong, on 20 April 2012 - 09:22 PM, said:

I did try Revo and it wouldn't work either.



it worked for me.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:08 PM

View Postbilliebong, on 03 May 2012 - 10:54 PM, said:

Thanks for all the suggestions. For anyone else having this problem I finally resolved it this way.
Visit Microsoft Fix it:
http://support.micro...com/fixit/en-us

Select 1. Windows - 2. Install or upgrade software or hardware > Install or
remove programs 3. Click Run Now - Fix problems with programs that can't be
installed or uninstalled. I imagine this would work for a number of things.


Thanks billiebong. Your suggestion is the best. I downloaded the microsoft fixit and it worked. My tuneup utilities 2012 is completely removed. Good riddance.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:28 AM

The problem is 64-bit. TuneUp won't well work on 64-bit, and Win7 in 64-bit doesn't have the same uninstall facility as in 32-bit. I too just uninstalled TuneUp2012 after buying it at their website, then wrote to them and got an answer, but I was using XP Pro 32-bit, on a 64-bit machine. It uninstalled easily, and I filled out a questionnaire on why I uninstalled. The program's 2011 version is good, but you have to wrestle with four programs, Automatic Maintenance, 1-click Maintenance, Program Deactivator, and TurboMode: wrestle, to force them to operate manually. I wrote about that in Amazon, same nickname. The reply I got from them after uninstalling, was a command line method to make the programs manual. So I'll probably reinstall 2012, as its Registry Cleaner is more helpful (not really better than 2011, but better explanations of what the files and keys mean).
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